Author: Jose Rueda

Standing Out – Shane Smith and the Saints

Shane Smith and the Saints pride themselves on being different. They have refused to stay in a box, no matter how many obstacles that brings. Defying all odds, this band has broken out and gone big, and they are coming to Hurricane Harry’s Dec 7 along with guest Wynn Williams. A band that performs mixes of rock, country and alternative is very unusual, but Shane Smith and the Saints love it. Almost every song brings a combination of hard electric guitar, a fiddle and meaningful vocals. No song is allowed to sound mundane. This shines through in their latest...

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Texas A&M Choirs Combine for Holiday Shine

There are three major choirs at Texas A&M University: Singing Cadets, Women’s Chorus and Century Singers. All have different concerts and tours throughout the semester, but only once a year do they gather together as one big choir. It’s fitting that this spectacle can only be seen at the Holiday Spirit of Aggieland concert, this year on December 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium. After the choirs and their small groups perform separately throughout most of the concert, they join together and make true magic. David Kipp, the Director of Choral Activities, says his favorite part of the...

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Corusco is Coming Home

Sometimes unplanned opportunities present themselves in life. It is up to the person to latch onto these opportunities and make the most of them. When musicians Carlos Garza and Philip Baugh  agreed to help Aaron Gonzalez with a live show back in 2015, none of them knew how much that would change their lives. Now, Corusco is coming back home November 30 to the city that brought them together. Gonzalez refers to the forming of Corusco as an accident; Garza and Baugh were just random people he knew from the Bryan Music Center. From the moment they first played...

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Downtown Bryan Shines for the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The season of cold weather, warm sweaters, and spending time together. Celebrations abound with delicious food, homemade eggnog, and hot cocoa. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without the lights. Big, beautiful trees and houses are decorated and lit with pride. Downtown Bryan looks to be the shining example on November 16 through the free, twelve-year-old tradition, Lights On. “Lights On is the kick off to the holiday season in Downtown Bryan,” says Katelyn Brown, event coordinator for the Downtown Bryan Association (DBA). This event attracts thousands of people to gather in...

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Allow Passion to be Rewarded: Working for the I-School

Gas, books, movies, parties, games, and of course food. What do all of these have in common? They cost money, a lot of money, which is something most college students are seriously lacking. Luckily, there are many opportunities to earn that money without having to sell a sports pass or donate plasma. Texas A&M University offers many on campus jobs for all students in every field that are enjoyable and flexible. The year-old School of Innovation (or I-School) is hoping to give students a great opportunity to not only work for that much-needed money, but to allow them to...

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